Fight over pen, girl’s number ends in stabbing at Salt Lake City restaurant

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Kristopher Davis

SALT LAKE CITY — A man is in custody accused of stabbing a restaurant employee who refused to give him a pen to write down a girl’s phone number.

At  2:40 a.m. Sunday, 32-year-old Kristopher Davis walked into a Mexican food restaurant located at 775 W. North Temple, and asked the clerk for a pen, said Lt. Mike Ross with the Salt Lake City Police Department.

When the clerk didn’t give him the pen right away, Davis allegedly slapped the employee in the face.

Police said as the employee attempted to walk the man out of the building, Davis pulled out a knife and stabbed the clerk in the stomach and leg.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Davis was found about 15 minutes after the incident at a hotel about a half of a block away.

He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and faces a charge of aggravated assault, which is a second-degree felony.

Pen stabbing PC statement


  • Eldon

    See, here’s the problem.. People should have punishments that fit the crime. A stabbing isn’t aggravated assault, it’s attempted murder. That guy should be facing punishments that actually prevent this type of stuff. Assault? Give me a break!

  • jaymers

    That’s the thing aggravated assault especially in the second degree carries a minimum of 1 to 15.. same as attempted murder bozo! Get straight on the laws of this great state

    • Bob

      Anyway you look at it Kristopher Davis is a loser. With a little luck he’ll get a plea deal that includes a little time in jail.

  • JayMee Jean Jackson Richens

    The police report said NOTHING about Davis slapping a face however it does mention a finger in HIS face, AND, where we live, we get free pens!~ I do not know him super well but he’s very meek and kind so this does NOT add up!~

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